We are in the territory of Oliena, enfolded in the timeless beauty of the Lanaittu valley. All around lush, burgeoning vegetation guards the traces left by human presence over the centuries, the ancient remains forming a harmonious unity with nature.
And that is how we see the village of Sa Sedda ‘e sos Carros (so named after an old cart route), cradled in the pristine landscape of the valley.
This site has yielded important clues to researchers: it is a nuraghic settlement of stone huts, comprising various metal-working workshops as well as spaces for religious and ritual functions.
A particularly impressive structure is the rotonda: a round building made of large stone blocks, lined by a stone bench and having, in one of the upper courses, a frieze of mouflon heads in relief, originally serving as spouts from where the water fell into the central basin. This was certainly a space for sacred ceremonies. In later times, it became a store of bronze objects for remelting.
The village was very extensive and it is still being explored. The findings made so far allowed its dating to the period from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age (1200 – 800 BC).
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